Each person has his or her own inner nature. It is a like a fingerprint that distinguishes that person from every other. That inner nature is also a blueprint for the tasks and challenges a person experiences in this life. The inner nature is not simply the soul but–how the soul relates to the world and its unfolding. It is a reflection of the soul in the mirror of the world.
The soul’s capacity for impacting the world in a good or bad way is determined by its level of development. We are burdened by our person karma, our ancestral demands, our inheritance and our own limited awareness of the consequences of our own actions. These determine the influence of the material world over us, and our ability to move the world toward greater conscious evolution.